CHIRP-next Programming Software - OSX, Linux, Windows

  • Uses the familiar RX frequency and ± Offset for repeaters
  • Allows 7 Character Alpha Tags (was only 6)
  • Upper & Lower Band Limits for TX on VHF & UHF
  • TX Inhibit for Scanner Only frequencies
  • Remembers the COM port setting between sessions
  • Remembers the last folder loaded from or saved to between sessions Supports serial ports up to COM256
  • Displays the actual Firmware release on the BaoFeng Radio

Installation Tips:


CHIRP-next is supported on Windows 10 and later (64 bit)

Older systems can use CHIRP Legacy which is supported on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11

Windows XP users may need to follow the instructions here if you have trouble starting CHIRP.


CHIRP Next Supports Intel and Apple Silicon (OS X Big Sur and newer)

The is unsigned. With default security settings, you will need a special procedure to run it: Application Security in 10.9. More useful tidbits can be found at MacOS Tips.


Most modern distributions should have almost everything required to run chirp.  For more information about using CHIRP under Linux, see the Running Under Linux page

CPS OEM Programming Software

Handheld and Mobile CPS Software

CPS OEM Programming Software (Windows Only)

Mac OSX and Linux users are recommended to use a Virtual Machine to run the OEM CPS programming software.